Applegate Cellulose Insulation has a higher density, R-value and a superior application method than many other insulations. Applegate Insulation provides superb energy savings along with a significant reduction in air infiltration, resulting in outstanding long-term value and return on investment. Applegate Cellulose Insulation is also made of up to 85% American recycled materials, making Applegate one of the greenest insulations
Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, CertainTeed has approximately 7,000 employees and 70 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Through its Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO) initiative, CertainTeed strives to be the preferred choice for innovative building products and systems by delivering a superior Customer experience to a broader market through the development of exceptional team performance and world-class processes.
The Department of Energy, through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Building Technologies Program works closely with the building industry and manufacturers to conduct research and development on technologies and practices for energy efficiency. The Department also promotes energy and money-saving opportunities to builders and consumers and works with state and local regulatory groups to improve building codes and appliance standards.
Sealing and insulating the 'envelope' or 'shell' of your home — its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors — is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. ENERGY STAR estimates that a knowledgeable homeowner or skilled contractor can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs (or up to 10% on their total annual energy bill) by sealing and insulating.